Center on Philanthropy

Jul 5, 2012

First School of Philanthropy Proposed

The Indiana University Board of Trustees announced its approval for a School of Philanthropy housed at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Aug 11, 2011

Sargeant taking break from teaching

Adrian Sargeant, the Robert F. Hartsook Professor of Fundraising at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University for the past five years, is taking a two-year, unpaid leave of absence to work on a variety of research projects.

May 26, 2011

Philanthropy pioneer Payton dies

Robert L. Payton, a pioneer in developing research on philanthropy and establishing it as an academic field, was the first full-time professor of philanthropic studies in the U.S. and the first full-time executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

Mar 31, 2009

Indiana residents seen to trust nonprofits

Three in four Indiana residents have faith that state nonprofits will do what is right, says a survey by the Center on Philanthropy and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

Mar 16, 2009

Tax plan not seen swaying wealthy givers

Changes in the charitable-deduction rate and the estate tax will have little effect on most wealthy givers, a new study says.

Jan 16, 2009

Memphis nearly doubles U.S. giving average

Households in the Memphis area donated an average of $4,154 to charity in 2007, far outpacing the national average of $2,247, a new study says.

Jan 14, 2009

Fundraising confidence at 10-year low

U.S. nonprofit professionals have less confidence in current fundraising and lower expectations for future fundraising, a new report says.

Jan 13, 2009

Indiana sees drop in charitable giving

While the number of charitable givers in Indiana, and the total given, dipped slightly between 2003 and 2006, the state’s donors still give more than the national average, a new study says.

Jul 24, 2008

Britain adopts fundraising standards

The United Kingdom has adopted national fundraising standards developed for nonprofits by philanthropic studies professor in the U.S.